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Watch Action Bronson & Chance The Rapper Deliver A Heartwarming Letterman Performance

Action Bronson and Chance The Rapper have done a couple of songs together, but rappers who do songs together don't always like each other. But on Letterman last night, Bronson and Chance came through to do Bronson's Mr. Wonderful single "Baby Blue," and they seemed to really like each other. Their big hug… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 26, 2015

The Week In Rap: Earl Sweatshirt, Action Bronson, & Major-Label Rap’s Age Of Weirdness

Not that long ago, major recording companies employed whole offices full of people whose whole purpose was to shape and mold rappers, to turn them into hitmakers. Maybe those people still exist. Maybe they're up late at night, trying to figure out how to make Kid Ink happen. But the big labels, for the most… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 25, 2015

Watch Action Bronson Throw A Fan Offstage In NYC

Earlier this week, Action Bronson released his proper major-label debut Mr. Wonderful. And last night, he played a record-release show at the notoriously awful New York venue Terminal 5. As Bronson and Party Supplies were performing "Amadu Diablo," their freestyle over Tracy Chapman's "Give Me One Reason," a bro got onstage. Bronson immediately… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 25, 2015

Photos: SXSW 2015

SXSW 2015 has come and gone. As Scott noted over the weekend, it was an altogether less corporate, less celebrity-infused, less insane experience than in recent years, though of course it was still at least a little corporate and celebrity-infused and insane. (We never did make it to the McDonald's showcase, damn.) A… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 23, 2015

Action Bronson – “Baby Blue” (Feat. Chance The Rapper) Video

Action Bronson released his stupidly fun major-label debut Mr. Wonderful today, and his video for the lilting Mark Ronson-produced Chance The Rapper collab "Baby Blue" is part of today's YouTube Music Awards festivities. The concept behind this one is simple enough: Bronson plays every character that Eddie Murphy played in the 1988 cinematic… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 23, 2015

Stream Action Bronson Mr. Wonderful

Action Bronson is coming off a jam-packed SXSW in support of his new album Mr. Wonderful. He took a busload of SXSW-addled journalists on a tour around Austin while playing the album and followed that up by serving the crowd poutine. But if you weren't on that bus, you can now hear Mr. WonderfulMore »

By: Caitlin White / March 23, 2015

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Most of the music world is nursing a vast, collective hangover down in Austin right now, which means we didn't see too many new videos this week. And for those of us who skipped the shitshow this year, there have't been too many images that'll leave a lasting impression. But the video of comedian and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 20, 2015

Action Bronson Debuts Mr. Wonderful, Serves Lunch At SXSW

Action Bronson takes a classicist, no-bullshit approach to hip-hop -- verbal wizardry over rock-solid beats with minimal gimmicks -- but the man understands how to create a spectacle around his music. Consider the fanfare surrounding Bronson's new album Mr. Wonderful Thursday at SXSW:… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 19, 2015

Meyhem Lauren & Buckwild – “100 MPH” (Feat. Action Bronson) Video

Last year, the Queens rap bully and frequent Action Bronson collaborator Meyhem Lauren teamed up with the veteran boom-bap producer Buckwild for the excellently titled Silk Pyramids album. Lauren directed his own sunny, atmospheric video for "100 MPH," a warm shit-talk session that features Bronson. In the video, we see Lauren and Bronson doing… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 13, 2015

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Most of us have better video-watching experiences by falling into YouTube wormholes than we do by keeping up with new music videos as they come out. So with that in mind, let me start off this week's column by introducing you to one. Kelefa Sanneh's great New Yorker article about New York hardcore led me… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 6, 2015

Watch Championship Handball Player Action Bronson On ESPN’s Highly Questionable

Action Bronson was a guest on ESPN's Highly Questionable, a title that takes on some fun new meaning considering the state he seemed to be in. He talks about his favorite Mr. Wonderful song ("Easy Rider"), he defends his tendency to get physical on stage with fans that come up -- "as long as no… More »

By: James Rettig / March 4, 2015

Action Bronson – “Baby Blue” (Feat. Chance The Rapper) (Prod. Mark Ronson)

Action Bronson's latest Mr. Wonderful single "Baby Blue" reunites him with Chance The Rapper, who contributes one of his signature raspy, sing-song hooks (co-written by Zane Lowe!) and raps the final verse. Bronsolino delivers plenty of quotables as usual, and Mark Ronson's beat is a bright and radio-friendly callback to his work with Amy Winehouse… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 2, 2015

Action Bronson – “Actin Crazy” Video

Next month, Action Bronson is set to release Mr. Wonderful, his full-length major-label debut, and he's gearing up for its release the right way: By dunking a flaming basketball on godzilla in a postapocalyptic landscape. In the new video for the Noah "40" Shebib-produced single "Actin Crazy," Bronson green-screens himself into a series of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 27, 2015

Watch Action Bronson Reenact The Recording Studio Scene From Boogie Nights

There Will Be Blood is a great, great movie, but for my money, Paul Thomas Anderson's best film to date is 1997's Boogie Nights, about the rise and fall of fictional porn star Dirk Diggler (played by Mark Wahlberg). At the crest of that fall, a delusional, coked-out Diggler attempts to move from porn to… More »

By: Michael Nelson / February 25, 2015

Action Bronson – “Terry”

It feels like it's been years in the making, and New York rap libertine Action Bronson will finally release his proper major-label debut album Mr. Wonderful next month. We've heard early singles "Easy Rider" and the Noah "40" Shebib-produced "Actin Crazy" so far, and a new track called "Terry" made its way to… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 16, 2015

Watch Justin Bieber Beat Action Bronson At Ping Pong

Justin Bieber beat Action Bronson in a game of ping pong last night with a rumored score of 20-7. They were both at The FADER's inaugural All Star Ping Pong Tournament, which was held in Manhattan at SPiN NYC. Other guests included DJ Khaled, Vic Mensa, and A$AP Ferg, and the whole thing wa… More »

By: James Rettig / February 14, 2015

Mark Ronson – “Uptown Funk (Remix)” (Feat. Bruno Mars & Action Bronson)

Mark Ronson's ridiculously fun Bruno Mars collab "Uptown Funk" has been the #1 song in the country for a few weeks, and it's now playing in just about every new movie trailer. Ronson was a guest DJ on Hot 97 in New York this morning, and he took the opportunity to play a new… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 12, 2015

Action Bronson – “Big League Chew”

Action Bronson has shared a new track called "Big League Chew," which was featured on the latest episode of his web series Fuck That's Delicious. It won't appear on his forthcoming new album Mr. Wonderful. The track was produced by Alchemist, and Bronson raps over a soulful minimalist beat. The single artwork comes from… More »

By: James Rettig / February 3, 2015

Watch Animated Action Bronson As An Angry Taco Truck Owner On Lucas Bros. Moving Co.

An animated Action Bronson appeared in a teaser for Lucas Bros. Moving Co. on Fox's Animation Domination last night as an aggressively angry taco truck owner who flips out at the Lucas Brothers. I witnessed Chef Bam Bam man his own food truck at the Bushwick Block Party two summers ago -- but I… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / January 23, 2015

Joey Bada$$ – “Run Up On Ya” (Feat. Action Bronson & Elle Varner)

If Malia Obama really is a Joey Bada$$ fan, America is going to have to face the sobering truth that, somewhere in the White House, a child is listening to Action Bronson rapping about appearing on the cover of Tiger Beat and breaking a whistle off in someone's ass. I know it's a hard… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 16, 2015
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